Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Is It Time To Fix That Leak?

By Cindy Kreifels, The Groundwater Foundation

The faucet has been leaking for a while now and you just haven’t had a chance to fix it.  Sound familiar?  A little drip here or there is easily ignored.  Not a big deal, right?  WRONG!  That little drip combined with thousands of other little drips add up to be a lot of wasted water.   For example, a leaky faucet that drips at the rate of one drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons per year.  That's the amount of water needed to take more than 180 showers! 

This week, March 17-23, is National Fix A Leak Week!  This is the perfect time to check around your home for a potential leak.  It may be coming from a faucet, a shower head, or even your toilet.  So become a detective this week, find those leaks and get them fixed.  Not only will it save water, it will save you money. 

To learn more, visit EPA's Watersense.  For additional ways to conserve water, visit The Groundwater Foundation.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, you said per year, how much per day, per week, you are using big numbers to scare people.